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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 16, 2016 4:58pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Statistics on DjVu usage (and Wikimedia)

low usage was part of the decison but there is also a trend in browsers to no longer support it. Java Applets are no longer supported by most browsers. Chrome apparently disabled Java applets entirely last year. In both Firefox and Safari, Java is under user control, and can be allowed. But in both those browsers, this particular applet immediately fails with a security warning. and while It does appear that several browser plugins and extensions do exist for viewing DjVu files in-browser it was decided to retire the format.

(corrected typo)

This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2016-03-16 23:58:01

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Poster: Nemo_bis Date: Mar 16, 2016 3:41pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Statistics on DjVu usage (and Wikimedia)

I see. On the other hand, even execution of native PDF plugins is being disabled on some browsers nowadays, and most users of modern OS (like most GNU/Linux distributions) have native viewers to open DjVu automatically once they click a link (which gets downloaded by the browser).